Sports Notebook

Local football program not taking a hit from the summer heat

Local football program not taking a hit from the summer heat

TRIPLE-DIGIT temperatures didn’t cool off the enthusiasm of participants in South East Valley Youth Football’s early morning drills and preparedness program, designed to get kids and their dads ready for next fall’s games. The organization also is stockpiling donations of used but still usable youth football equipment to meet a growing demand for the program and […]

Marcos de Niza baseball

Marcos de Niza baseball

By Alex Zener The Padres, with 13 seniors out of the 19 players on the roster, have an experienced team that has amassed a 12-9 overall record as of April 14 and is 10-3 in its Division II Section 4. Leading the team in several statistical categories is senior Kreston Woods, who could probably play […]

Aztecs take their ‘best shot’ with spectacular three-peat win of Arizona basketball title

Aztecs take their ‘best shot’ with spectacular three-peat win of Arizona basketball title

Photo courtesy Kelly Zimmer, Corona Sunrise online photo editor Story by Alex Zener It took the 15 players on Corona’s boys basketball team 96 days in this 2013-14 season, playing 35 games with targets on their backs, to 3-peat as Arizona’s Division I state basketball champions by defeating Pinnacle 71-70 in overtime at Jobing.com arena. […]

Aztecs pin season’s hopes on summer regional wins

Aztecs pin season’s hopes on summer regional wins

By Alex Zener Several Corona wrestlers recently represented Arizona’s team at the western regionals in Pocatello, ID, in June and then the national championships in Fargo, ND, July 12-15. Arizona wrestlers who qualified for the regional and national teams wrestled in different age groups and categories including Cadet- and Junior-brackets in Greco-Roman, Folkstyle and Freestyle […]